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Maybe Yes, Maybe No

By miraclemiles on August 26, 2018 8:38 pm

Sat at work daydreaming about making music all week, and didn't sit down to do it until Friday night. Just thinking about what you may create when you have a chance seems productive however, because on Friday I got this all down pretty quick. Or maybe the secret (for me) is starting the session by banging on drums. Got started in the morning with humming melody into my phone. Later, with that tune in mind, I played drums for a while and recorded into the phone. Converted the drums to midi in Live, then started playing around, adding more sounds. The original melody sounded better after being diced with arpeggiator, and I didn't keep the live drums in all the sections, but did a nice big drum breakdown in the middle. When I played in bands I would always try and get a nice drum breakdown in the middle of songs, and would rarely win, so now I'm in control, its drum breakdowns all day long. Kind of nice how a phone recording, converted to midi and layered onto a few nice kits in Live can sound halfway decent. On the drive home from work, heard a story on NPR about a guy who had vocal tic where I would say something like "maybe yes, maybe no" I lot. As an often indecisive person, I related. Did a freestyle vocal take riffing on that and pulled a few bars from that. Seeds for future, better vocals perhaps.

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August 27, 2018 12:16 am

The live drum sections sound awesome.  Long live the drum breakdown!  Yeah the "maybe yes maybe no" line is oddly catchy and will probably be lodged in my head for the rest of the day.  smile

August 27, 2018 12:50 am

Vocal snip is a real earworm.

August 31, 2018 9:53 pm

So this is you rapping? An actual, breathing rapper? I thought those were mythical around these parts, like unicorns. Hahaha Amazing job, man!

September 2, 2018 8:00 am

The beats are texturally addictive.

September 2, 2018 10:28 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

The live drum sections sound awesome.  Long live the drum breakdown!  Yeah the "maybe yes maybe no" line is oddly catchy and will probably be lodged in my head for the rest of the day.  smile

Long live the breakdown indeed! Glad you agree about the drum breakdown. Hope if it lodged in your head, it wasn't too annoying wink

Jim Wood wrote:

Vocal snip is a real earworm.

Thanks, I love it when I get lucky and come up with an earworm on the fly.

Guabágeuse wrote:

So this is you rapping? An actual, breathing rapper? I thought those were mythical around these parts, like unicorns. Hahaha Amazing job, man!

Ha! Yeah I suppose they are mythical around these parts! I won't call myself a rapper, or singer yet. When people ask I say I make sounds with my mouth or something like that. Trying to get better and confident about all that. Thanks for listening and comment!

Avarine wrote:

The beats are texturally addictive.

Thanks much. I like that description, have not heard that before!

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